Kapil Sharma sparks ugly war of words after retweeting Narendra Modi’s remark on Rahul Gandhi’s speeches

Published: April 30, 2014
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Kapil Sharma’s retweeting of BJP leader Narendra Modi’s tweet on Rahul Gandhi causes uproar. Facebook

SUBHASH K. JHA
IANS 

Mumbai – When comedian Kapil Sharma re-tweeted the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s comparison of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s speeches to Kapil’s comedy, it sparked an ugly Twitter battle between Modi supporters and opponents.

Kapil was forced to hastily delete the Modi tweet and plead with his fans and followers to stop the ugly war of words.

When contacted by IANS, Kapil expressed immense dismay at the turn of events.

“Out of a sense of innocent excitement I re-tweeted Modiji’s comment where he mentioned my show,” said Kapil. “How was I to know it would spark off a very ugly and undesirable verbal battle on the social network?”

Apparently, Kapil had to make frantic peace pleas before the ugly exchange of insults on Twitter stopped.

“After shooting at 4 a.m. on Monday morning I came to know that some mischievous tweets had triggered off a verbal war. When I looked on Twitter, I was horrified to see people using dirty abusive language for one another. I couldn’t understand what provoked them,” said the entertainer.

Claiming that he never uses his show or his space as on the social network to promote any politician or politics, he explained: “Our show has fans of all cultures and religion all over the world.”

“We want people to forget all their differences and become one when they watch Comedy Nights With Kapil,” he added. “That I could’ve even indirectly provoked this ugly war of words pains me a lot. I am not affiliated to any politician or political party.”

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